Damien & The Love Guru

Installation View
Heimweh
Santolarosa/Centralbanken
2022
Oslo, NO
Documentation by Erik Mowinckel
Installation View
Heimweh
Santolarosa/Centralbanken
2022
Oslo, NO
Documentation by Erik Mowinckel
Installation View
Heimweh
Santolarosa/Centralbanken
2022
Oslo, NO
Documentation by Erik Mowinckel
Installation View
Schwarzarbeit
Hosted by Mother Culture, Come Over Chez Maliks
2021
Hamburg, DE
Installation View
Schwarzarbeit
Hosted by Mother Culture, Come Over Chez Maliks
2021
Hamburg, DE
Acc/Fre/Ber/Mxp
2016 - 2021
Diverse material on plastic bag
51.5 x 40cm
Documentation by Andrea Rossetti
Dysorder Now
2021
Unititled
2021
Installation View
Man and Sea
Damien & The Love Guru
2020
Brussels, BE
Documentation by GRAYSC
Installation View
Man and Sea
Damien & The Love Guru
2020
Brussels, BE
Documentation by GRAYSC
Installation View
Man and Sea
Damien & The Love Guru
2020
Brussels, BE
Documentation by GRAYSC
Untitled
2020
Oil, acrylic and spray paint on linen
135 x 1510cm
Documentation by GRAYSC
Selfie (dad)
2020
Oil, acrylic and spray paint on linen
150 x 221cm
Documentation by GRAYSC
Installation View
Artissima Art Fair
2019
Torino, IT

Being an agent on the battleground of paintings’ history might be less dirty than his canvases, since hijacking in these deposits is a foundation of art. However his distinct mission is the disentanglement of appropriations for the disorientation of myths behind cultural and national identity, stabilised in the spirit of expressionism. His work is not adding difference to that story, it is stressing the ties between obedience and resistance.

Education

  • Berlin Program for Artist (BPA), 2018, Berlin, DE
  • MA Fine Art, in the class of Michael Krebber, Städelschule, 2017, Frankfurt, DE
  • MA Fine Art, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, 2016, Hamburg, DE

Solo & Duo Exhibitions

  • KMS/ACC/FRA/TXL/CPH., presented by Bizarro, 27DAGE Art Hub Copenhagen, 2022, Copenhagen, DK
  • Heimweh, Santolarosa/Centralbanken, 2022, Oslo, NO
  • Schwarzarbeit, with Stella Sieber, hosted by Mother Culture, Come Over Chez Maliks, 2021, Hamburg, DE
  • NADA Miami, invited by Damien & The Love Guru, Kammer/Rieck, 2020, Berlin, DE
  • Man and Sea, Damien & The Love Guru, 2020, Brussels, BE
  • Artissima, with Anne Fellner, invited by Damien & The Love Guru, 2019, Torino, IT
  • Colleages, Sangt Hipolyt, 2019, Berlin, DE
  • Keeping Up Appearances, with Bradley Davis, Neuer Essener Kunstverein, 2018, Essen, DE
  • Time Delay, Bad Bentheim, 2017, Bentheim, DE
  • Blackberry, Jacky Strenz, 2016, Frankfurt, DE
  • Mickael Marman, Johan, 2016, Frankfurt, DE
  • Layer, Johan Berggren Gallery, 2014, Malmo, SE

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Having A Party (Hope You Will Be There), hosted by Damien & The Love Guru, Conceptual Fine Arts, 2021, Milan, IT
  • Salon Solaire, Sun Works, 2021, Zurich, CH
  • Living As, hosted by Sangt Hipolyt, Loggia, 2020, Munich, DE
  • Untitled (But Loved), Bosse & Baum, 2020, London, UK
  • Architecture Now, Cucina, 2020, Copenhagen, DK
  • Techos y Ventana, 2019, Mexico City, MX
  • Berlin Program for Artists, Beach Office, 2019, Berlin, DE
  • Olje Og Begjaer, Qb Gallery, 2019, Oslo, NO
  • The Way Things Go Pt 3, PS120, 2018, Berlin, DE
  • Home Of The Brave, MMK, 2017 Frankfurt, DE
  • Die Walz 2.0, 2017, Frankfurt, DE
  • Rödiger Schöttle Galerie, 2017, Munich, DE
  • Core Remission, Gr-und, 2017, Berlin, DE
  • My Third Wish Has Always Been Three More Infinite Berlin, 2016, Berlin, DE
  • More Is More, Schloss Schöngrabern, 2016, Vienna, AT
  • Hoefijzerschilderij, Real Positive, 2016, Cologne, DE
  • Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, No Place, 2016, Oslo, NO
  • Neolithic Graffiti, Qb Gallery, 2016, Oslo, NO
  • The Human Mountain (Towards the light), Edvard Munch’s Studio, 2015, Oslo, NO
  • Absolventen Ausstellung, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, 2014, Hamburg, DE
  • One Needs A Certain Amount Of Trouble, Outpost, 2013, Amsterdam, NL
  • --------------- Last Minute Group, 2012, Amsterdam, NL
  • Notations, Msg4, 2011, Amsterdam, NL
  • Word Perfect, 2011, Oslo, NO
  • Slumdogs not Millionares, No Place, 2011, Oslo, NO
  • Let The Luvin Take A Hold One Night Only, UKs, 2011, Oslo, NO
  • S.N.I.M, Podium, 2010, Oslo, NO
  • Oil on Wood, Dortmund Bodega, 2010, Oslo, NO
  • Higher Than Hell, Galleri Knekt, 2010, Oslo, NO
  • High And Luv, Galleri Tjuvholmen, 2009, Oslo, NO

Grants and Awards

  • Norwegian Artists Association, Working Grant, 2018, NO
  • Bad Bentheim Ruisdael Stipend, 2017, DE
  • Norwegian Cultural Department Diverse Grant for New Educated Artist, 2016, NO
  • Norwegian Cultural Department Diverse Grant, 2014, NO

Residencies

  • Berlin Program for Artist (BPA), 2020, Berlin, DE

Related Activities

  • Visitor From Another World, writing commission, Nordic Art Review, 2021, Oslo, NO
  • Having A Party (Hope You Will Be There), publication launch, Saint-Martin Bookshop, 2021, Brussels, BE
  • Having A Party (Hope You Will Be There), publication launch, Conceptual Fine Arts, 2021, Milan, IT

Published Work

  • Visitor From Another World, about Lee Scratch Perry, text by Mickael Marman, Kunstkritikk, 2021
  • Provence SS 2021: Scandal Issue, edited by Olamiju Fajemisin, Philip Pilekjær and Tobias Kaspar, published by Motto Distributions, 2021, Berlin, DE
  • Home Of The Brave, published by MMK, 2017, Frankfurt, DE